Marie-Jo is a middleaged woman living an ordinary life in Marseilles with her husband, Daniel and her daughter, Julie. Read More »
Tag Archives: Ariane Ascaride
Marius et Jeannette / Marius and Jeannette (1997) Robert Guédiguian, Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Pascale Roberts, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Marius is the keeper of an abandonned cement works staying high above the quarter of l’Estaque in Marseilles. Read More »
Mon père est ingénieur / My Father Is an Engineer (2004) Robert Guédiguian, Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Drama
Her parents and a former lover try to help a woman out of an apparently unjustified catatonic condition.
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Le voyage en Arménie / Armenia (2006) Robert Guédiguian, Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Chorik Grigorian, Drama
Barsam, Anna’s father, is seriously ill. Before he dies, he would like to bequeath his daughter something : he would like to teach her doubt. As he flees to Armenia, he leaves many clues behing him for Anna to find him. This obliged journey in an unknown country will become for Anna what her father expected it to be : an initiatory journey, a sentimental training, a brand new adolescence… It’s in a little village, lost in Caucasian mountains, that she finally finds him, seated under an abricot tree in blossom… She will doubt her identity, her love, her commitments.
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Les neiges du Kilimandjaro / The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011) Robert Guédiguian, Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Drama
At a French shipyard, a trade unionist named Michel deliberately arranges to have himself on the dockworkers’ randomly chosen downsizing list to spare another of his fellow workers. While he has his severance package and his friends and family’s generosity to ease this sacrifice, this also gets his home invaded and robbed along with his wife and friends. Through pure luck, Michel finds out the identity of one of his assailants, a young worker who was on the same downsizing list himself, and gets him arrested. However, both Michel and his wife find that their vindictive satisfaction is soured by their realization of their assailant’s motives and the larger consequences of their revenge. Struggling with their conscience, the couple finds themselves independently trying to live up to their ideals for a greater sense of justice.
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